The 12 Gifts of Fitness, 2015 Edition: Day 6 – RESILIENCE

The 12 Gifts of Fitness Day 1: ENERGY Day 2: PATIENCE Day 3: GETTING REAL Day 4: KEEPING PROMISES Day 5: RIGHTING THE SHIP, QUICKLY Day 6: RESILIENCE [originally published March 9, 2015] “If you have one bad mile, don’t worry. Just run as comfortably as you can through it. The next mile might feel…

The 12 Gifts of Fitness, 2015 Edition: Day 4 – KEEPING PROMISES

The 12 Gifts of Fitness Day 1: ENERGY Day 2: PATIENCE Day 3: GETTING REAL Day 4: KEEPING PROMISES [Originally published February 19, 2015] Otherwise known, variously, as “self-discipline,” “self-efficacy,” and a whole host of other terms, all of which basically mean one thing: we do what we say we are going to do. I will…

The 12 Gifts of Fitness, 2015 Edition: Day 3 – Getting Real

The 12 Gifts of Fitness Day 1: ENERGY Day 2: PATIENCE Day 3: GETTING REAL [Originally published February 18, 2015] Editor’s note, 12/17/2015: I just want to say that I really did start Days 2 and 3 of the 12 Gifts of Fitness series with Star Wars references a year ago. Go see The Force…

The 12 Gifts of Fitness, 2015 edition: Day 1 – ENERGY

Editor’s note: Exactly one year ago today, I began writing a daily blog series called “The 12 Gifts of Fitness.” Unbeknownst to Every48 readers, I was also fighting unbelievable fatigue associated with first-trimester pregnancy. (Fun fact: I was so exhausted during December 2014 that I think the sofa in our living room has a permanent…

Sometimes, you get a fitness freebie. Take it.

When I was running my personal-best marathon in 2011, I noticed that a couple of the later miles actually felt pretty easy. They were downhill, or maybe just not uphill, or maybe the crowds on that part of the course were extra-fun. Whatever it was, those particular miles didn’t feel as hard as the ones…

Back in the Saddle: The Fitness Reset Button

Here’s the 14-weeks-postpartum fitness report from Every48 Central: WOW. After the most insane and incredible life change I could ever imagine, and after twenty of the 42 pounds I gained during the pregnancy decided they wanted to, ahem, hang around (in some places, literally) longer than they were welcome, I’m more convinced than ever of…

The 12 Gifts of Fitness, Day 3: Getting Real

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (actually, it was probably just Pennsylvania, where I grew up), I thought that people who looked fit and healthy had some sort of magic gene pool that they were drawing from to get that wonderful healthy glow about them. They were the lucky ones. I,…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Let Derrick be your guide

Friday is the usual Fitness Meme of the Week day at Every48, but once in a while I pop it over to Thursday if I have a busy day coming up. That would be today. Here you go: That is all. Go work out. Thanks to Derrick Coleman for today’s inspirational moment. Yesterday’s every48 workout: Didn’t…